Colorado Pot Arrest Trend Called “Racist Legacy Of The Drug War”

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Marijuana is legal in Colorado for people 21 or older. It's still illegal for kids to possess, so juveniles are dominating marijuana arrests in the state. Colorado Public Radio reports that arrest rates have risen dramatically for young blacks and Latinos. A Colorado Health Department survey found there wasn't a huge racial difference in who smokes pot. The marijuana arrest rate for white 10- to 17-year-olds fell by nearly 10 percent from 2012 to 2014, while . . .

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